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Renewable Obligation Closure Order

The Renewables Obligation Closure (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 was approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 27 June 2016 and comes into operation on 29 June 2016. The Order closes the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) to new small scale onshore wind (up to 5MW) on 30 June 2016 and also introduces exceptions in the form of grace periods. Further information on the closure...
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NIRO Closure Consultation Response

The Department for the Economy (formally the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment) have issued their response to the supplementary consultation on Closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) to new small scale onshore wind. This 6 week consultation was published on the 24th March 2016 and closed on the 9th May 2016. The decision is as follows: "the NIRO will close to n...
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New Consultation on Small Scale Wind

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI) has released a new consultation on the closure of the NIRO to small scale wind. The following is a brief summary and we would encourage everyone to read the consultation for theirselves in detail before making any decisions on their own project. The consultation outlines three options for small scale wind: Close on 30th June 2016. C...
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NIRO Consultation – Good news for Small Scale Wind

The following is copied from an email response by DETI:   "In September 2015, DETI published a 2 week consultation on proposed early closure of Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) to onshore wind in 2016. This Minister has now published his response to the consultation. The response confirms closure of the NIRO to large scale onshore wind from 1 April 2016 with exceptions i...
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